Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1)

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Research Area: Dairy Technology

Eligibility: PhD in a relevant discipline with up to 3 years’ (max.) relevant experience.

The combined total of this contract combined with any other PD1 contracts must not exceed 3 years in total.

Post Duration: The indicative duration of 10 months, but not exceeding the above project end date, subject to contract.

Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Training Rate: Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post-Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€36,488).

The current PD1 scale is as follows: PD1: €36,488 (min.); €37,013; €38,750 (max.)

Increments will be awarded annually* subject to performance and completion of the prescribed training plan.

Note: Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or previous service in the public sector. *Remuneration and the annual cycle for the payment of increments may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government policy.

Basic Function of the post:

This post-doctoral scientist will have a PhD in Food Science or related discipline.  The appointee will be part of a team of researchers examining the interactions of dairy protein based ingredients with the aim of improving and controlling heat stability.  The successful candidate will be experienced in evaporation/drying technologies and other unit processes involved in dairy ingredient development. 


The Teagasc post-doctoral programme provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhances their experience of learning and equips them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research. 

Person Specification


  • v PhD in Food Science.
  • v Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.


  • Strong knowledge of milk protein drying.
  • Experience in unit processes associate with dairy ingredient generation.

Further Information for Candidates 

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at  Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitaes as an application for a position.  In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Wednesday 28th March 2018.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.  The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

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